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After countries united to fight the virus, vaccines threaten to drive a wedge between them

Covid-19 ran amok regardless of geographic borders, but nations across the globe made a concerted push to contain the disease by participating in the development of vaccines. Even as a handful of vaccine projects are inching towards their goals, issues of access and pricing of the final products could become a cause of rift among countries.
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“No one is safe until everyone is safe.” In that one pithy sentence, the World Health Organization (WHO) captures the urgency and the monumental task of dealing with the pandemic. It is a call to action — to band the multiple stakeholders, including international health agencies, scientists, and civil society, into one unit and crank up the
Vaccine makers in India follow a simple principle – if it is not affordable, it is not accessible. Therefore, much rests on Indian vaccine producers, who so far have been eclipsed by their larger generic-drug counterparts. The maxim, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, makes more sense than ever before. (Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
“No one is safe until everyone is safe.” In that one pithy sentence, the World Health Organization (WHO) captures the urgency and the monumental task of dealing with the pandemic. It is a call to action — to band the multiple stakeholders, including international health agencies, scientists, and civil society, into one unit and crank up the Vaccine makers in India follow a simple principle – if it is not affordable, it is not accessible. Therefore, much rests on Indian vaccine producers, who so far have been eclipsed by their larger generic-drug counterparts. The maxim, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, makes more sense than ever before. (Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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